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good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's wednesday, september 22nd. and this morning, white house at war. bob woodward's latest book exposes turf battles and tough debates over the war in afghanistan. top generals and white house aides at odds. the president lashing out at the pentagon for an exit strategy. swinging back. tea party star, christine o'donnell, defends herself in her first interview since we heard her comments about witchcraft and sexual values. serial sexter. a third woman comes forward to say that a wisconsin district attorney sent her inappropriate messages while she was trying to clear her record of an old drug conviction. she tells her story in a live interview.
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and can it be? the hoff is off. david hasselhoff, the first to go on "dancing with the stars." we'll tell us what he thinks of the decision, live. and good morning, everyone. did you lose your voice cheering for the hoff last night? is that why? >> the only way it could go. i don't know what it is. this back-to-school cold crept up on me. overnight. so i apologize to all of you this morning. we have a big story. >> a huge story. >> bob woodward's book, a bombshell. called "obama's war" exposes the in-fighting over sending thousands of troops to afghanistan. the president pushing hard against the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, mike mullen. against general david petraeus. the top security adviser, jim jones, reportedly referred to his political aides as water bugs, the mafia, and the politburo. he says the cia has set up a 3,000-man paramilitary force, a secret force, that fights the taliban in afghanistan and pakistan.
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>> and, of course, all this comes as another top economic aide is set to leave the white house. we'll have more on the white house shakeup ahead. also this morning it's been like a political flash point this year. we're talking about islam, with the proposed mosque near ground zero. so we begin an in-depth series looking at this religion in america and we kick that off in our next half hour. >> that is coming up. we begin with the fallout over bob woodward's book, "obama's wars." jake tapper is at the white house. jake? >> reporter: good morning, george. that's right. the book is not even in stores. already, the white house is responding. a senior administration official says that in the book, the president comes across as analytical, strategic and decisive. and the official goes on to say that the infighting portrayed in the book was already well-known. excerpts from the new book "obama's wars" by veteran journalist bob woodward,
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reported by "the new york times," highlights infighting and harsh name-calling by top advisers on the war of afghanistan and the president deeply torn how to proceed. on the surge, richard holbrooke, the president's special envoy to afghanistan reportedly said "it can't work" and douglas lute says it did not add up to his final decision. national security adviser jim jones referred to some of the president's aides as water bugs and the politburo. vice president biden called holbrooke, the most egotistical bastard i've ever met. >> very nice to see you. >> reporter: and general david petraeus, now the commander of u.s. forces there, says he dislikes speaking to white house adviser david axelrod. calling him a complete spin doctor. the book also reportedly highlights the president's own doubts and frustrations about the war. i want an exit strategy, he implored at one meeting. woodward reports that hamid karzai, the president of
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afghanistan, with whom the administration has had a strained relationship, has been diagnosed as manic depressive and is being treated with medication. >> the senate has not -- >> reporter: the book comes as several key members of obama' taed f xittiy defense secretary gates said 2011 would be a good mefr him to and jim jones is expected to leave after the midte and the president's econom team has be national economic council director larry summers will leave after midterms. budget director peter ors left. and so has council of economic advisers chair christirom only treasury secretary tim geithner remains. plus, white house chief of staff rahm emanuel has made no secret that he's eyeing a new >> one day, i would like to run for mayor of the city of chicago. that's always been an aspiration of mine even when i was in the house of representts. >> reporter: george, a senior administration officia also most importantly, when it comes to the policy of
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afghanistan and pakistan, the administration is confident they got the policy right even allf thipt-htin george? allf thipt-htin george? describ a l bts describ he t ad about the policy, jake. thanks very much. diane sawyer and i will have the first interviews with bob woodward on monday and tuesday, e aainlweekxcluy on- but from th the upc controversial republican senate candidate christine o'donnell, is now responding tcism about comments she made on witchcraft and sexual values. senior political correspondent good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. tea party long-shot, christine o'donnell, is in the spotlight cs.onnell, is in the spotlight in her first appearance since canceling two national television interviews, christine o'donnell went on fox news where she was asked about why she, quote, dabbled in witchcraft as a teenager. >> what was that about? >> well, teenage rebellion. you know, some people dabble in
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drugs to rebel. that's how i rebelled. >> reporter: o'donnell, who has been hit on everything from her past statements on masturbation to her personal finances said de trmake the personal political. >> thi watch how this campaign unfds. the week. and they're attacking me erso they're not attackire i they're not attacking where i stand on extending, if not making permanent, the bush tax cuts. >> reporter: it has been a eventful sa o'donnell won the gop nomination. first liberal comedian bill maher released ideo infamous witchcraft comment and threattmore arrclipmore now conservative talk show host bill o'reilly is doing the same. >> trying to be fair to christine o'donnell. she's been on this we have kind of crazy stuff she said. we're not going to play it yet. i don't think it's relevant yet. >> reporter: one o'rly c did emerge, however an debate on genetic engineering. >> mice with fully functioning
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human br >> reporter: but o'donnell's palin, is stan palin's latest move is a web video where she portrays herself as the heroine of the tea party movement. >> government is supposed be working for the . >> reporter: palin appears 28 times in the 1:20 video, but she doesn't mention the word "republican" even once. meanwhile, here in washington, republican leaders have essentially excommunicated senator lisa murkowski because she is waging a write-in campaign against joe miller, the tea party candidate that defeated her in alaska. that's because, george, the republican establishment is now solidly behind the former tea partier or i guess current tea partier, joe miller. >> that's right. okay, jon karl, thanks very much. joining us here to talk about all this political buzz, nicolle wallace, former communications director for george w. bush. and our political coibut 25 years has to deal with a woodward now it's this wehou what mit?
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>> well, i think that if you look at how the public processes this, i don't think the public is startled or alarmed by an account of infighting. what i think is striking is that obama places politics at a pretty high premium in the internal deliberations about iraq. and i think that's going to play into this narrative that while he promised change it really isn't all that different from the politics of previous white houses. >> right. and, donna, one of the things the president expresses on the report of this book is that he is afraid of losing his party on the war. this book couldn't come at a worse time for democrats. they want the president to be focused on the party. they want the president to be taking on the republicans. now, they'll be dealing with the woodward book six weeks before the election. >> george, i think the book will givus snsih both waghans led on those two issues so i don't think it will distract democratic candidates from talking about the economy or the
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future of our endeavors in afghanistan. >> what about this potential white house shake-up? we saw larry summers leaving as the president's head of the national economic council. a lot of reports that rahm emanuel may run for the mayor of chicago. how should the president take advantage of this opportunity? can he? >> i think he should take advantage of it. look, george, i think the american people woulde to see a fsh s th to bring in, perhaps, some more seasoned players that can really get down to job creation and how we can turn things around that the president has not been able to address over the lat 18 months. it will be an opportunity to bring in some -- perhaps some in it staas hopefully, the president will choose some real abled people. men and women who can come in and replace those indidual >> nicolle, you were in the white house, i believe, when president bush replaced secretary rumsfeld as pentagon secretary over the war in iraq. this is not the same situation.
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the president says he stands behind the strategy. what does he do with the openings? >> well, staff shakeups are a much bigger deal inside washington than they are in america. poout cf1peco i think they just want to se government work. i don't think they could care less on who advises the president. they want to see the president focus on what they're focused on. i think you saw a striking reaction from disheartened obama supporters at that economic town hall this week where his >> that was a tough momnt. i christonel she had a message similar to that last night, when she was on sean hannity's program. she said, i'm going to focus on the problems of the people of delaware. let all of this stuff ride over me. will that work? >> it's hard not to giggle about things like witches and brains in mice. i think that when you look at what this movement is about, any political movement that's
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willing to lose to adhere to its they are really driven by the grass roots. and i think it's -- >> will theyri tto >> we'll see and if they lose an election here or therel they still stange any other movement on the field? i think the answer is question. >> the conventional wisdom is that christine o'donnell can't win that seat in delaware, but do you think democrats are getting complacent about the seat? >> oh, democrats -- the last thing that democrats can afford to do is become overconfident. look, miss o'donnell will have to answer some of the allegations, some of the charges because she made them herself. w or dabb george, i'm from new orleans. so that's not unh whe i know some people who dabbled a lot mo but you know, george, i think at the end of the day, voters in delaware and across the country would like to know her positions on the issues. she will have to face the voters and face the media, not just softball questions. but really face the voters in
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delaware who want to know whether or n privatize social security and turn medicareio aer system. they want toher theyefo sheo ta >> donna brazile, nicolle wallace, thank you very much. robin? going to move from politics to the man accused of murdering a police chief's daughter will michael neal harvey was taken into custody just hours after valerie hamilton's father made an emotional plea right here on "good morning america." he says he did not kill this young woman. yunji de nies has the story. >> reporter: michael harvey has been charged with murder. but as more information about valerie hamilton's death comes to light, it's not clear what charges he will ultimately face. michael harvey says he did not kill valerie hamilton. >> this is not a murder. there's no murder at all. >> reporter: he says the 23-year-old died of a drug overdose. >> she overdosed in her sleep. >> reporter: as he went before a judge, relatives came to his defense. >> i know my son.
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he wouldn't hurt no one. he wouldn't even hurt a fly. >> reporter: harvey was the last person seen with this north carolina police chief's daughter before she went missing a week ago. days later, detectives found her body in a storage unit. friends say harvey told them hamilton overdosed and he panicked. >> he woke up. and she was dead, and he was all messed up so he hid the body. >> reporter: new information from police may back that claim. investigators say hamilton willingly left a local bar with harvey. they found no signs of physical trauma on her body. detectives found evidence of drug use and interviewed witnesses who said she appeared to need immediate medical attention. legal analysts say he could still be held responsible for her death. >> this is similar to the michael jackson situation. if someone provides a lethal dosage to another person and that person administers that lethal dose to themselves and dies, that could constitute a manslaughter. >> reporter: as harvey prepares to face charges, hamilton's
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family continues to grieve. family and friends gathered yesterday for her funeral to say their final good-byes. we are still waiting for valerie hamilton's full toxicology report and sexual examination kit. those results will be critical to this case. robin? >> they will. yunji, thank you very much. juju chang has the morning's other news for us. good morning, juju. >> good morning, robin. happy wednesday. and, george, and good morning, everyone. we begin with a setback for opponents of the military's don't ask, don't tell policy, which bans gays from serving openly. senate republicans tuesday voted down an effort to end the policy. democrats are promising to bring it back for a vote after november's elections. the supreme court has denied the appeal of a virginia woman set to be executed tomorrow. theresa lewis was convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson to collect insurance. her lawyer argued lewis should be spared, saying she has an
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i.q. that is, quote, borderline mentally retarded. prosecutors call it corruption on steroids. the mayor of bell, california, and seven current and former city officials will be arraigned today on charges they bilked taxpayers out of $5 million, so they could live the high life. paying themselves salaries as high as $800,000. city residents celebrated in the streets after hearing about the arrests. if you have a rough ride to work in the morning, you're not alone. new figures out this morning show nearly one-quarter of major urban roadways are in substandard condition costing the average driver more than $400 a year in repairs. now, paris hilton. overnight, she joined the ranks of the rolling stones and paul mccartney. she's been denied entry to japan because of her past drug use. she was forced to return home after six hours of questioning and a night at the airport hotel. japan is famous for its strict immigration laws barring anyone convicted of drug offenses. that's the news at 7:16.
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>> didn't seem too bothered by it. >> that's a long way to go to be turned back. all right. juju, thank you. good morning, sam champion. what's going on? >> good morning, robin, george, juju. good morning, everyone. we're going to start with the heat. check out these numbers again. and then add denver, memphis, binghamton, to the cities that have never been this warm this late in the season. memphis at 95. they have another record coming today. raleigh at 91. tallahassee at 93 degrees. we'll show you where strong storms will erupt today. we're concerned about the strength of these. minneapolis, also north platte, omaha's involved in this. wind gusts and heavy rain and even some flooding involved in some of we need to briefly mention there's big-time heavy rain coming for the desert southwest, the four corner states over the next 24 hours. ths 24 hours. moisture from what was a tropical system in the pacific,
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georgette, which wilve o >> 89 in washington, d.c. today. 85 in new york.
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and, robin -- >> oh. but that doesn't jive with what's behind you right now. >> i know. yep. tonight it all starts. >> we get to pull out the sweaters and everything. >> not yet. not yet, robin. >> sam, thank you. the owners of two farms at the center of that massive egg recall are set to appear before congress this morning. and one of those men will reportedly apologize for what happened. our dr. richard besser joins us now live from baltimore with more on the lingering questions about the safety of the nation's eggs and the effects of that salmonella outbreak. good morning, rich. >> good morning, robin. you know, there's new numbers out from the cdc. 1,600 americans have been sickened by salmonella from tainted eggs. and one question that i've been receiving from viewers, are all the bad eggs off the shelf? the fda says yes, but cautions that more needs to be done to make sure this doesn't happen in the future.
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the owner of one of the farms linked to the salmonella outbreak says he will apologize today to victims. in a ten-page statement, jack decoster and his son, peter, the heads of wright county egg operations, point to a feed ingredient as the likely source of contamination and outlines measures the farm is taking to prevent future contamination. throughout the summer, the massive egg recall affected over 500 million eggs. but months later, what's changed? eggs have returned to grocery store shelves while congress tries to understand how two farms in iowa could have sickened 1,600 people. >> i will ask these egg farmers where was their concern for the health and safety of the american people? >> reporter: asked to testify before congress today, decoster, as well as the president of hillandale farms. neither farm's eggs are back on the market. >> they are not producing shell eggs for the fresh market until we say it's safe. >> reporter: also testifying, michael taylor from the fda. >> we're confident the recall has been effective in getting
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eggs off the shelves so people are protected. >> reporter: his agency is in charge of protecting our eggs. new regulations enacted in july last year were supposed to help. farms were told they needed to do testing and fix anything that was wrong. they had one year to comply. but just as that deadline approached, reports of salmonella infections began. and the fda was horrified by what they found. >> facilities were not clean. they've allowed rodent entry, and they found a host of conditions that could contribute to contamination of the eggs. >> reporter: at one farm a pile of chicken manure reached eight feet high. pathogens in manure can live for 200 days and can spread quickly through the food or water supply. so how could such conditions exist? the fda says they need to pass a new law that will give them more oversight. >> we know that foodborne illnesses kill about 5,000 people a year in this country. isn't it time we tackle this issue? >> reporter: this may not be the last of it.
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if people still have contaminated eggs in their refrigerator, we'll see additional cases even though they're off the shelf. robin? >> there's no way to make 100% certain that the eggs are safe now, rich, is there? >> there really isn't. it's up to you at the home to make sure you cook your food thoroughly, that you work to avoid cross-contamination. and if you do like to eat your eggs on the undercooked side, you can buy this product. they're pasteurized eggs. and you can feel comfortable with pasteurized eggs that there's no bacteria left remaining in that shell. >> they have a small "p" on the top of them. i don't know if you can see that. i never noticed that before. >> that's right. that's something you can feel comfortable that the bacteria have all been killed. >> right, and that's slightly ut $ than a nora ca 3 gs. if you can come by and give a little exam to george here. he's coughing and everything. thanks, rich. first, we have a followup on the sexting scandal in
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water service was restored by rerouting the water to 40 affected homes. this morning the concern is more about traffic as it's close to four different schools including diablo college. >> you'll need to avoid those city streets. here's a live shot of the bay bridge where a high wind advisory still in place. be careful as you make your way across the span and it's pretty slow getting there. traffic is backed up into the maze right now. here's a live shot of the maze. that's westbound 80 slow and westbound 580 slows from before the top of the maze to the san mateo bridge, a good alternate this morning. jenelle? >> thanks, frances. >> thanks, frances. we're going to upda now i can stop pain from any angle-- with no mess. (announcer) new icy hot spray. relief that's icy to dull pain, hot to relax it away. and no mess. new icy hot spray. don't mess around with pain.
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welcome back. a look at the ferry building and the norwegian engine pearl way off in the distance as they join us for this wonderfully warm weekend around the bay area. until then feels like autumn today. 40s santa rosa, napa, los gatos. mid-50s the rest of us. this afternoon temperatures 5 to 12 degrees below average. low to mid-70s most neighborhoods. mid-60s san francisco with upper 60s in oakland.
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♪ the hoff is off. david hasselhoff's cha-cha not charming the viewers or the voters, either. he is the first to be voted off "dancing with the stars." we'll get his reactions and his picks in a little bit. >> if only germany could have voted. if only germany could have voted. oh, well. did you -- i just saw george try and do a little bit. >> see if i can do it. >> we are winners of -- what is the date today? you must be sick. you must have a cold. >> i'm as stiff as david hasselhoff. that's the point. good morning, america. >> i'm robin roberts, on this wednesday morning. also, we begin our revealing, now series on islam in america. a look at what the faith is
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really about. and what some americans fear about this religion. also, an important, new movie coming out. it's called "waiting for superman." imagine if your child had to win a lottery for a chance to win a part in a good school. davis guggenheim is going to join us. and we begin with the wisconsin district attorney, who has admitted to sending text messages to a sexual abuse victim. a third woman has come out. she is going to join us live. first, andrea canning has the latest. >> reporter: maria ruskiewicz has come out, after seeing our report and so many. how could ken kratz keep his job amid these serious allegations. we called agency after agency, to get to the bottom of it. the answers we found, not
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sitting well with the victims. maria ruskiewicz talked to ken kratz to get an old drug conviction pardoned. soon after, he sent text messages, asking her to go to bed with him. >> it was like a minibombshell. i wasn't planning to hear that news from somebody. and it was shocking. it was disturbing. >> reporter: ruskiewicz's allegations follow stephanie von groll's complaints. a sexual abuse violence victim who received texts from kratz last fall, when he was prosecuting the case. you may be the tall, young, hot nymph. but i am the prize. kratz apologized. >> my behavior was inappropriate. and i'm embarrassed and ashamed. >> reporter: but he refuses to resign. monday, a woman kratz met on a dating website also came forward, saying he asked her out on a date to view an autopsy.
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something his attorney calls completely bogus. on "gma" tuesday, wisconsin governor, jim doyle, called for kratz's resignation. >> the governor does have the power for removal. this is a terrible violation of trust. >> reporter: at the time, the attorney general's office said no crime was committed and gave the case to the office of lawyer regulation that oversees attorney conduct. that office had no comment. but abc news did obtain a copy of a letter its investigator set to van groll. although district attorney kratz's communication with you was inappropriate, it did not appear to involve possible professional misconduct. >> that is exactly the body that should have investigated this case. i'm very dismayed to see that they did not. >> reporter: a hearing date recording kratz's removal hasn't been set yet. ken kratz didn't respond to our requests for comment. but his lawyer told the associated press, he doesn't know anything about the latest alleged victim. and kratz is now in therapy,
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psychotherapy, to be exact. and maria ruskiewicz joins us live this morning. you just heard what mr. kratz's attorney had to say. what is your response? >> my response is, the attorney knows this is not the only victim. >> let me stop you there. you think there are more than you and the two other victims? >> absolutely. a man like this has got a pattern of abusive behavior of his power. and inappropriate texting. there is no way that we are the only three women out there. >> so, take us back to 2008. you say you went to his office to talk about clearing your record of an old drug conviction. what happened there? >> well, in 2008, i spoke to him in his office. and he started to ask me questions about how i felt if a boss has sex with his secretary.
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or the age difference between a 24-year-old and a possible 16-year-old. i thought it was odd and peculiar. but yet, i was thankful for his support. so, he wrote his cell phone number on the back of his business card. now, when i left, i made a mistake. i sent him a text saying, thank you for your support. i was thinking about a future network or an internship. and that's when he started to text me sexually. >> what exactly did he say? >> he would say things like i'm in travers city with my family for the week. between naps, how can you please me between the sheets? i wouldn't respond. and he would say, how would you fail me after such an invitation. i would not respond yet again. and he would say, have i done something wrong. i responded. i appreciate your professional support. i said i have a boyfriend. that's not fib, another factor for him to stop the texting.
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and he's like, oh, i'm sorry. and a couple months later, he says, we need to meet in person. and that's when i sought help from oklahoma city university. >> you went to the law school. but you didn't report it to authorities in wisconsin. why not? >> no. the reason why i didn't was because receiving clemency is difficult. it's very hard. and it's objectively. i was sitting in an excellent position from all the hard work i had done for almost the last 15 years. and knowing ken kratz and the power that he has, i was afraid that he would revoke his support. and not knowing how the process goes, i thought, well what if the panel calls him and he sandbags me. and says, in the back of his mind, she didn't sexually please me, therefore, i'm not going to support her verballying, their. i was freaked out. i was scared of my future. and i was scared of the years i had worked so hard to work on this clemency. i decided to stay focused on
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school and focused on getting in clemency. i just received the clemency. that's why i'm coming forward. >> that was the same reason back in 2009, when you met with another district attorney, you decided not to report it then, as well. when you see that mr. kratz continued, according to some misbehavior, do you wish you would have come forward sooner? >> you know, i thought about that. unfortunately, i would have to say no. i'm sorry that these women had to go through the same situations that i did. i understand how they felt. but at the time, i was so intimidated and scared, that i needed this clemency for the success of my future. now, that i have the clemency, the one regret i have currently is if i knew what was going on with these other women and i didn't come forward. that's why i'm coming forward with the story today, to show, you know, silence is not a good thing. and you shouldn't be afraid of what has happened to you in your
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life, if you're domestic abuse. if you're a criminal. if you have a bad family life. come forward. it's what he has done to you and how he abused his power. >> thanks for sharing your story. >> thank you. it's time, now, for the weather and sam champion. >> tropical storm georgette is now spreading moisture in the desert southwest. this is going to lead to a long area of heavy rain and flooding that will eventually get up toward minneapolis and rapid city. we think in the next 24 to 36 hours, there will be heavy rain here. look at the area shaded in red, north of albuquerque, and denver. that's two to four inches plus of rain. we think that's locally heavy rain, that will happen over the next 48 hours that will lead to flooding in those areas. 85 degrees in new york. 90 in washington, d.c. 89, 90. boston about 83 degrees. there's heat moving into the northeast. fall starts later tonight. there's the area we're expecting
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>> christians believe it's the work of the devil. >> this is absolutely unacceptable. >> you don't care. muslims died. >> this is our -- >> reporter: ever since 9/11, it is a religion that has come under suspicion. a target of anger and violence, which has recently escalated, since the proposal of an islamic center near ground zero was announced. islam, a faith practiced by over 1 billion people around the world. in the united states, less than 1% of the population identify themselves as muslim. heightening the mystery and some say the misconceptions of the religion. ebu patel who created the youth corps. >> it's a religion that believes
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in mono theism and mercy. >> reporter: even though that is what patel says, 49% of americans view the religion unbelievably. is there violence within the koran? >> in the same way that there is violence in every religious scripture, there is violence in the koran. the vast majority of muslim v practitioners bring our own sense of mercy. >> where does the funding come from? who is this guy involved with? >> islam is from the pit of hell. >> reporter: a 2446 hour news cycle and a chorus of pundits and opinionmakers often shape the nation's dialogue. >> we do ourselves a great disservice by taking the smallest, most extremist elements of this religion, and painting the entire tradition with those colors. >> reporter: best-selling author, bruce feiler says
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hostility towards islam is not a new story line in american history. >> times of economic difficulty, americans have taken their anxieties out on minority religious. in the 19th century, it was catholics. in the 20th century, it was jews. today, we see muslims on the front line of that anxiety. >> reporter: how have you been treated in recent weeks? >> robin, my mom called me on saturday. and she said, eboo, i think that maybe your kids' names sound too muslim. and i'm worried about them being bullied in school. >> reporter: what are your children's names? >> zaid and kalil. zaid is 3 1/2. and kalil is 5 months old. >> reporter: who are they? a poll indicates that 54% of all adult muslims in the u.s. are male. and 46% are female. in addition, muslim-americans are significantly younger than the non-muslim population. more than half of adults are between 18 and 39.
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and about one-quarter of muslim-americans have a college degree, including 10% that have gone on to graduate study. although, many argue that it's extremists that shape view. where is the moderate world? >> 1.5 billion people who are muslims around the world, 99% are moderate muslims. >> reporter: but there tends to be focus on those that have done some horrible things that americans cannot shake. >> those people don't deserve the title muslim. they only deserve the title extremist. >> reporter: there would be some americans that would say, you know, the underwear bomber. though he was not successful, times square, bomber. though, he was not successful. that americans will say, we have a legitimate concern here.
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there's a reason why we're not as arbitrarily worried. >> right. >> reporter: these are real threats. >> robin, i am just as much at risk as anybody else in america or the world. i'm part of the us. we are all part of the us. and if we confuse this, if we get a sense that it is a religion that is against us, man. this is going to -- this is only going to get worse. our enemy is extremism. we are america. a nation based on diversity. a nation based on e plurbus unum. out of many one. and i'm proud to be part of that nation. >> powerful words by eboo. he has gathered teams from all over the country in an interfaith group. and tomorrow in "faith and fear, islam in america," we convene a group of teens to see what this firestorm is teaching america's
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and coming up on "good morning america," it was the last dance for david hasselhoff and kym johnson. only one night on "dancing with the stars." they are already off. didn't do very well with the judges. they didn't do all that well with the audience. >> that's okay. they gave it their all.
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i'm jerry mcnerney, and i'm honored to approve this message. thanks, dad. ♪ good morning, america. the first casualties, kym johnson and david hasselhoff, voted off "dancing with the stars" last night. they're going to be with us live. >> they're with us now. >> there they are right now, on the big screen in times square. still smiling, even after the first round of rejection. >> we can't wait to talk to them. they're such great sports. also coming up this wednesday morning, we take you inside a terrific, new documentary that's firing up a passionate debate about our schools and young students. should your son or daughter's future be based on a lottery? we'll talk to the director of "waiting for superman." >> the oscar-winning director,
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davis guggenheim. he's right here. also, they spent an entire movie stuck in saturday detention. now, 25 years later the cast of "the breakfast club" reunites right here on "gma." >> we'll break down what all that dancing was about in the movie. plus, the one and only tom jones will perform live. he has a new cd. and a new chapter in his legendary career. listen to his music a little bit. ♪ did trouble >> little different for him. little gospel, a little country. that is in our last half hour. let's go to juju with the news. good morning, juju. good morning, robin and george. a lot of smiling women in the crowd today. we begin with new details about infighting in the obama administration over the war in afghanistan. a bob woodward book due out next week says the national security team was deeply divided. richard holbrooke allegedly said the war strategy couldn't work. and vice president biden
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allegedly called holbrooke the most egotistical bastard he ever met. while amidst all of the talk of division in the white house, the president is losing another member of his economic team, larry summers. he will be the third top economic adviser to leave the white house by year's end. the owners of two iowa egg farms linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak are set to testify on capitol hill today. they're expected to apologize after the fda found rodents and towers of manure at their farms. they're also expected to blame the outbreak on contaminated feed from an outside source. the leader of one of the largest churches in the southeast is denying allegations that he abused his power and seduced two young members of his congregation into having a sexual relationship with him. our steve osunsami has more. >> as america goes, so goes this world. >> reporter: he's one of the largest figures in the black church today. bishop eddie long, the head of a megachurch outside of atlanta, with some 25,000 members.
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and now, two of them say he had sex with them when they were just teenagers. >> allegations are that sexual things started to happen at the ages of 17 and 18 years old. >> reporter: today, maurice robinson and anthony flag are in their 20s. and in two separate lawsuits, they say that bishop long held private, spiritual ceremonies, with they say he coerced certain young male members and employees into sexual acts and relationships. they say he showered them with cars, clothes, jewelry and electronics. and flew them across the world in private jets and put them up in luxury hotels. they were 17, above the age of consent. but say long violated his fiduciary duty as their spiritual adviser, by pushing them into sex. outside of the church last night, after bible study, they refused to believe it. >> this man loved his wife, with a passion. >> i just don't believe that's true. >> reporter: the church says one of the men was arrested this summer. and charged with stealing an
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ipad and an iphone from the church. in a statement, long's attorney wrote that pitbishop eddie long ad adamantly denies the allegations. and it is unfortunate that two young men chose to take this course of action. bishop long protested in atlanta on the issue of same-sex marriage. his accusers say he's been living a double-life. for "good morning america," steve osunsami. >> a lot of questions. now, a peek at "world news" and what they're reporting on for tonight. here's diane sawyer. >> hello, juju. good wednesday morning to you. tonight on "world news," a powerful investigation. teenage girls being tricked and lured into the sex trade in america. girls from the suburbs. girls still in school. how does it happen? and where is it happening? a big investigation breaking tonight. >> unimaginable. that's the news at 8:04.
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time, now, for the weather lkith he, now, for the weather go ahead, ladies. [ cheers ] and by the way, juju, i want to show you in a our friend, kelly orni high high-heel-a-thon, in central park. our live shot from our friends at wabc. live on "regis and kelly" she'll be running with 500 women, along with kristin chenoweth. tim gunn is a roving reporter for all this. the report will support the heart truth campaign for women's heart health education research. you have to show up in three-inch-high heels or you can't run. can't can't run in regular run shoes. all that thmorn we were kind of hop kellet te bu and getting ready. let's get to the boards. one or two things we want to tell you about as you head ou the n otrad fall arrives at 11:09 if you were waiting for the time, this is it. it doesn't necessarily mean cooler temperatures for the
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northeast, though. i'll tell you that. and this is when your area typically staee t cf13 e or. >> it is a beautiful morning in times square. it might be a little warm today. we'll have more on the weather in the next half hour. george? >> thanks, sam. the oscar-winning director of "an inconvenient truth" is back with another documentary. this one is called "waiting for
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superman." it's about how to fix our country's failing public schools. and it's already sparking a ferocious debate, even though it doesn't open until later this week. we'll talk to the director, davis guggenheim in a moment. first, take a look at the documentary and the controversy it's creating. >> i don't know what college i want to go to. but i know i want to be a teacher. >> i want to be a nurse. i want to be a doctor. >> how come? >> because, i would like to help somebody in need. >> reporter: the film follows five families in desperate search of a decent education for their kids. it's designed to provoke. and its conclusion is stark. >> so you think that most of the kids here are getting a crappy education right now? >> i don't think they are. i know they are. >> either the kids are getting stupider every year. or something is wrong in the education system. >> reporter: the statistics are startling. amoies ranh ind 21
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despite dlingtion the film lays much of the blame for these failings on teachers unon >> it's an incomplete and misleading story about public education. >> reporter: but they are fighting back. >> the problem with narrative is that we are succeeding with lots of kids. we are actually improving, in terms of public education. so, what we need to do is actually look at not just the bad, not just the ugly. but the good, as well. >> reporter: and to focus on these kids. they are the film's emotional heart. their hopes set on winning a lottery that will get them into a good school. for them, everything rides on the drop of a ball. >> so, if francisco doesn't get in, is there another chance? >> no. >> your children and future generation are on the bridge of the "titanic" and everybody's going to drown. >> someone has taken an interest in you. someone loves you. and they recognize the importance of education. >> and the first student selected, 20.
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>> oh, my gosh! >> nine. >> it takes a lot of outrage and a lot of good examples to say, yes, we can do this. >> i want my kids to have better than what i had. >> 18. 10. 12. two. and the last number. and davis guggenheim joins us. every time i see that scene, it gets me again. excuse me. those kids, you want to reach out and hug every one of them. where did you find them? >> and also, when i watch the movie, i want them to win every time. it's not hard to find families all across the country that just want a great school for their kid. and these kids, you go to homes like in east l.a., or in the bronx here. and you wonder, what am i going to find? because you think, well, maybe those families are different than us. they're the same as us. these parents are just like us. they want a great school for their kid. >> and part of what inspired you to get into this, is reflecting on the fact that you live in
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these neighborhoods. yet you send your kids to private schools. >> yeah. originally, when they asked me to make this movie, i was like, no. i don't think it can be done. and i was driving to school in the minivan. and out of the corner of my eye, was counting the public schools i was passing. in my neighborhood, the kids aren't getting a great education. it's affecting everyone. it sort of haunted me. why can't we have a great school for everyone, the kids in my neighborhood? that was the idea of the movie. how do i make people care about other people's kids? >> you coin a phrase, dropout for where 40% of th n't isceptis thenne they're >> they're everywhere. the problem is everywhere. a lot of people think they can buy a home in a nice neighborhood and that means the
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schools will be good. erosion is happeni we follo thi ir , a the school is in "news yn we can" top ten schools. but it's not serving every kid. a lot of the good suburban schools are serving the top tract. and it's masking failure in the rest of the schools. so, it's affecting all of us, george. >> you're very tough in this film on the teacher's union. we showed randi weingarten, the president of the american federation of teachers, in that pie she's been pushing back pretty har i want to read you something else she said. it's shameful to suggest that the deplorable behavior of one or two teachers, including the example of more than two decade old, is represeate l phers guggenheim has found ways to make facts and data entertaining and interesting. when certain events affect the story line, he makes them disappear. >> the first movie i made was about great teachers. there's great teachers in every school. and this movie is not about
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th but our schools are really in and my decision was to be tough on all the adult not t ths. but even the democrat pty who has been quiet on this. i tthe mins has beegood but all of th people lie i talk abow i'rf t areake my kids out to a priv- we're not going to fix our schools unless the adults change and put the kids first. >> let me press that on you one more time. you celebrate the charter schools. there's evidence that charter schools do no better than most public schools. one of the reforms that a lot of people champion, merit pay for teachers. that doesn't make a difference, either. >> charters are -- it's important to understand what charters really are. charters are kind of an experiment. they're about ten years old. and they're -- what's great about them is they're public schools that work outside the district rules and the union contracts. okay? so, some are not going t3all mer
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so, hodhosen.not going t3all mer uc but the high-perfo are showing us the way. they are blowing other schools away. they're sending 90% of their kids to college. and in those charters are the ingredients for success. inspiri >> and that's actually, in some ways, where you have common ground with the teacher's unions. they support the ones that create an entire community. so the kids are taken care of. >> right. this movie is a wakeup call, george. it's saying, we have to change. our schools have been in trouble for a very long time. if we don't push ourselves off of the entrenched positions. i'm in an entrenched position. i'll just taking care of my kids. my wife and i walked into our neighborhood school and said, how can we help? that's what everyone has to do. i think the unions have to change a little bit. i believe in unios can documentaries save can theyiffe >> i was lucky enough to be part
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of "an inconvenient truth." it has charts and graphs. no one thought it would change the conversation. "inconvenient truth." and it wasn't -- it didn't write policy. it didn't change science. but it changed the conversation. and people went to see the movie to start a conversation. they didn't always agree with it. but it was a way for people to get together and say, this matters to me. so, on friday, families can come and say, if i care about public schools, this matters to me. >> and you actually give them something to do. >> we have an amazing website. we're really ready we weren't ready thn. we have specific actions you can in major cities, we ha campaign manag in your city, there's a name and an e-mail. an ca and you can say, how do i change and affect great public schools? >> okay. davis guggenheim. the film opens friday in new york and los angeles. we want to continue the conversation on our website, as well. weigh in on our shoutout board
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at abcnews.com/gma. thanks very much. >> thanks, george. coming up, david hasselhoff and kym johnson, the first couple boote ♪ ♪ ...made with real fruit and now with more of the whole grains your body needs. nutri-grain can help you eat better all day.
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rider," david hasselhoff and his partner, kym johnson, the first to go on abc's "dancing with the stars." here is the moment they had to go bye-bye. >> david and kym. >> oh, baby. >> david and kym, you're good enough. and you're color-coordinated, yet again. not even dancing. >> i know. we're in tune. >> you're in tune after this short amount of time. thank you so much. george and i appreciate you getting up. and, david, they started the show yesterday, by saying how it was going to be one of the biggest surprises ever in the history of the program. tom bergeron said the same thing. he's never seen something like this. were you as taken offguard? >> we actually planned the whole thing. a new video, how to deal with rejection.
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the hoff and down under. this is the first time i've seen this. >> it's not that bad. you did good. >> we had fun. >> yeah. >> going into this, i knew i wasn't going to be the judge's favorite. all i wanted to do was have fun. you know, play it up. and that was our goal. i think we did well. >> it was entertaining. >> it's supposed to be entertaining. and i was relying on her for the technique. and i think she was terrific. >> teenage daughters, they were there lending support. we want to show everybody that what they said before the results were announced. >> i'm proud of you, dad, that you kept up. >> you did a great job from our point of view. if they don't see it, they don't see it. look at the competition, though. everyone's so great. >> how did they buck you up after? >> it was great. i am like their hero. and i'm in control.
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to see me get voted off is a new experience. what i learned from them, as well. they're so strong. they're great kids. they have big, big hearts. >> it seems like they are just -- typical daughters. doesn't matter what you do, they're going to love you. and rightfully so. that's how families should be. kym, for you -- >> they actually -- they really love kym a lot, too. dad, we liked her a lot. >> want her to stick around to see kym. >> they're adorable. >> it's tough. not enough credit goes to the dancers. i have to say. the professional dancers and what you do, week in and week out. i know it's tough to be the first one to go, kym. what's going to stand out the most for you? >> well, when they told me i had the hoff, i was so excited. he's been amazing. i'm going to miss him. every week, we had so much fun. well, the flee weeks we had together. e he made me laugh all the time. he was trying really hard. i had so many more fun things i
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wanted to do with the hoff. it's disappointing being off first. but that's the show. >> david, how grueling is three weeks of dancing boot camp? >> gruelling. i mean, it really is. i gave 120%. i told kym because i have to go, this morning, i have to fly to a live show. i have the shots. got everything done. i'm ready to go, just in case. now, you'll see me running around. instead of doing the quick step. but it is rough. and i must say that, you know, we really are in their hands. without these guys and these beautiful ladies, we would be so terrible. she took me a long way in three weeks. >> ah, so much fun. >> what do you think is going to happen? it's just getting rolling. who do you think are the favorites? who are your favorites? >> i love jennifer grey. i think she's going to be in the
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final. that's my early prediction. kyle, as well. he was in the bottom with us last night. that's a real shocker. i think he's going to be there in the end, too. >> i was surprised that kyle was in the bottom, too. he seemed to do well the first night. which of the guys? >> you know what? when it came down between me and kym and kyle, i said, let it be us. you know? come on. we've been around the block. we're fine. give the kids -- the kid's so great. he's so positive, you know? and it's about showmanship. and i loved his showmanship. i hope kyle takes it all the way. and the situation, he's a good guy. so i went back to my doctor again. we chose symbicort to help control my asthma symptoms. [ man ] symbicort improves my lung function... starting within 15 minutes. [ woman ] symbicort will not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. it is a combination of two medicines and should not be taken more often than prescribed. [ man ] symbicort contains formoterol. medicines like formoterol increase the risk of death from asthma problems,
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temperatures 5 to 10 degrees blow average. low to mid-70s ♪ ♪ it's not unusual to be loved by anyone ♪ ♪ it's not unusual to have fun with anyone ♪ [ cheers and applause ] we want more. you big tease, you. you're just teasing us. you're just teasing us, mr. tom jones. that was beautiful. and "it's not unusual." and i love your new music. i'm from the south. i can hear that gospel. >> yes. >> it's beautiful. the iconic, the legendary, mr. tom jones is going to be here. the new album. it's called "craze and blame."
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he's going to perform live in our next half hour. we say good morning, america. here with george, i'm robin. >> also, 25 years later. we talked to them yesterday. we're going to find out the secrets behind those dance moves in this next half hour, as well. and our next guest is one of the stars of the upcoming legal drama, "the whole truth" on abc. rob mora enjoys winning cases, playing hoops. he's here with us, as well. >> good to see you. >> we couldn't provide coffee for you? >> sorry. i needed the caffeine. >> get that outside? >> yes. >> this is fascinating. this new show. as someone watching, you don't know whose side you're supposed to be on. >> that's the trick. if we can get people to shift air allegiances throughout the episode, we're on to something that's new. that's what we're hoping. >> and mora tyranny, to work with her. >> love her. she's a dream.
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she's a great, cool, sexy, smart, funny, tough bostonian. >> tell us about your birthday. it was your birthday yesterday. how did you celebrate? >> i worked. i was a working boy. on a plane here. we celebrated sunday. it's actually my birth-a-versary. my wife has the same birthday that i do. and it's our anniversary. >> you're efficient. >> very organized. >> one fell swoop. we wish you the success. you are a good mix there. i love these types of shows. i'm going, wait a minute. that's the whole intent of it. you're guessing throughout. >> that's what we're hoping. it feels good. we're having a good time making it. hopefully everyone will like it. >> i like the earrings, too. very cool. cool dude, rob.
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>> thanks so much. >> "the whole truth" premieres tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central. sam, you have "just one thing" for us? >> this is a good one. on saturday, this is a big deal. you can clean up any coastline. we've told you about the trash floating in the pacific ocean. over 3 million tons of it. trash has been found in all of our world's ocean. even our rivers and lakes and streams. you can change that this saturday. it tess the world's largest volunteer effort to help clean up the oceans and any shoreway. big-wave surfer, laird hamilton, and his wife, gabrielle reese, tell us that we should think that all waterways are connected. >> you clean the waterways, you clean the rivers, you have a clean ocean. >> gabby said she will be out with the kids, cleaning their beach. i'll be picking up trash in miami, as well.
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7 million tons of debris from our coastlines last year. think how much we can do this year. robin's cleaning up our beach. the "gma" beach. put it right here in this bag. we'll link you on how you can do it at abcnews.com. how you can help this year. robin -- i know. i can't even get up. this is the scary part. >> this is a nice look, isn't it? please, continue. >> let's get to the boards. one or two things we want to talk about. the line of severe storms. gets a bead of moisture. i'm trying to get up thousand. chicago, you're a little bit a part of that. more minneapolis is going to get heavy rain out of this. this is all of that moisture streaming up from the southwest. we're concerned in phoenix, about how much rain will fall here. it is gorgeous along the west
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it's that easy. "gma" beach is almost cleaned up. all that weather, brought to you by volkswagen. >> thank you, sam. i'm supposed to run upstairs. but we're going to be down here with the people. [ cheers ] little breast cancer survivors are back here behind me. how are you? yes. it is now time for part two of our "breakfast club" reunion, 25 years later. i sat down with the stars of the film that spoke to a generation of teenagers, back in the '80s. they spoke of the dance moves from the saturday detention session. and how they will still be friends 25 years from now. molly ringwald, ally sheedy,
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michael hall, and jud nelson. emilio estevez could not be with us. he's filming in toronto. >> excuse me. i know i belong in detention. but i don't think i belong in here. >> reporter: in 1985, they were the breakfast club. the group of unlikely high school students, forced to spend their saturday morning together in detention. what a difference 25 years makes. today, the "breakfast club" stars are all grown up and ready to spill their secrets to little, old me. about what it was like to film the iconic john hughes movie. >> what are we having? >> reporter: rapid-fire question. best dancer. >> you think so? >> definitely. >> oh, my. >> yeah. >> reporter: you all had a great sense of dance. >> yeah. that's just the '80s thing, though. >> it was odd.
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>> so stupid. >> he's a head banger. >> were you going to pop your collar? >> john thought it was funny for me to do that dance. i don't know. >> reporter: oh, yeah. >> originally, it was just supposed to be my character that danced? >> reporter: what happened? >> i was embarrassed to do this whole, big dance sequence for everyone. i didn't really consider myself a dancer. so, he changed it and made everybody dance. >> reporter: was there any choreography? >> yeah. we had a choreographer. that. that was so silly. >> that was from madness, "one step beyond." >> reporter: are we going to see you on "dancing with the stars"? >> no. >> no. >> not. >> reporter: with those moves? >> exactly. with those moves, no. >> reporter: this is from sherri in montgomery, new york. molly, what was your favorite line in the movie?
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do you share something in common with your character, claire? >> i share very little with my character, claire. that's one of the reasons i wanted to play her. >> your favorite line in the movie. >> my line? or anybody's line? >> reporter: pick a line. pick a line. >> the one in a always sticks with me was ally's line, when you group up, your heart dies. >> it's unavoidable. it just happens. >> what happens? >> when you grow up, your heart dies. >> who cares? >> i care. >> reporter: do you all believe that? when you grow up, your heart dies? >> i think i believed it then. i don't believe it so much now. i think maybe it dies a little bit in different ways. >> yeah. it gets broken and smashed. and put back together. >> stitches. >> reporter: i do have another rapid-fire question. favorite movie food? sense we're here in the
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concession stand area. >> twizzlers. >> popcorn. i like the putter. >> popcorn. >> i just drink water. >> reporter: good thing you book-ended it a little bit. where are you 25 years from now? for the 50th anniversary. what are we saying? >> mr. is emilio? >> emilio will be the only one that shows up. >> 25 years from now, we'll -- you know, you'll be a grandmother. >> i'll be a grandmother. >> you'll be a grandmother. mike and i will maybe, maybe be engaged. i'm still looking for that right, you know, that right woman. >> you'll be expecting your first child. >> yeah. i'll be actually making a child in a dish in my basement somewhere. >> there's a strange bond i have with these guys and emiliemilio. we've had an experience together that changed all of our lives. and we're the only ones who know what it's like.
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>> even though it was only two months, three months out of the year. >> a joy to grow up doing this. it was a real pleasure. ♪ don't you for get about me ♪ >> no, no. ♪ don't you forget about me everyone, kumbaya. it is something to have that kind of feeling, something that has changed your life. and you'll never be the same. we know what that's like. coming up, more of george's conversation with bill clinton. maybe yo maybe you want school kids to have more exposure to the arts. maybe you want to provide meals for the needy. or maybe you want to help when the unexpected happens.
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right now, the country's number one job is creating new jobs. and one of the ways to do it may be something you never heard of. microloans. these loans are delivered outside of the banking system. now, they're jump-starting new businesses here at home. the clinton global initiative is promoting these programs. and in my conversation with president clinton, we talked about how this all works and who is getting the help. making a small business work in new york is no easy feat. especially for those with low incomes. joy hibbert knows it firsthand. >> i needed some things to get myself out there a little more. like a banner, business cards. you know, like display cases. >> reporter: joy wanted to exband her home-based bakery but
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couldn't get financing. that's when shawn nawaz stepped in with a microloan. >> you have the ability to start a new business. but they don't have any capital. >> reporter: newaz works for building america. it is a featured group at this week's clinton global initiative, where the proposal was launched. microloans is something you've believed in for a long time. >> our administration, in '93 and '94, got congress to establish a microloan program. the payback rate on these loans exceeds 98%. >> reporter: in some countries, a microloan can be $25. the u.s. average is $13,000. several organizations give them out through the small business administration. $56 million worth this year. melody ruby got money for her child care service. she also found donors through a
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microloan website called kiva. her new donors sent e-mails. >> it's so exciting to have personal notes from people talking about how they believe in what we're doing. >> reporter: kiva is another group that got early support from cgi. they can be effective job generators. >> absolutely. and the whole, as it bubbles up, will encourage banks to start lending again. >> reporter: joy got a 1,500 loan, enough to buy those business cards. and give her a shot at a dream. >> i'm able to display myself that will draw people to me. it's taken off really well. >> good luck, joy. you can read more about microloans and the clinton global initiative on our website, abcnews.com. and when we come back, the one and only tom jones is here live. ♪ oprah: all new. held captive for six and a half years in the jungle. did you feel that you were going to be killed immediately? after the dramatic rescue. she could be the bravest mom in
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he's a superstar. you know who it is. tom jones, celebrating 45 years of making beautiful hit music with a new album that's getting rave reviews. it's called "praise & blame." it shows us his spiritual side, with a mix of gospel and blues. we are so happy to have the incomparable, tom jones this morning. [ cheers and applause ] it's so good to have you back. >> how are you? >> we ended up being background singers for you. we were just getting it. >> there you go. >> it was a simpler time back then. tell us about this new, beautiful album, tom. it's such a -- it's different from what we've heard from you before. >> yes. the first gospel album that i've made. and it's sort of a stripped-down version. there's not too many instruments
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on there. it's basically a rhythm section, with a piano and some singers. so, it's really basic gospel music. you know? it's spiritual music. >> and you grew up with gospel music. and some people find in a a little surprising. >> i used to go to a presbyterian chapel when i was a boy. and we used to sing hymns on a sunday afternoon. i found out later when i was growing up a bit, that a lot of the songs are the same as american gospel music. but a lot of them came from british hymns. >> ah. >> in the south, people put a little twist on it. and, you know, it came out differently. so, then, i was influenced a lot by american gospel music then. i knew a lot of the songs. it was very natural for me. >> and you've been a great influence on us, mr. jones. now, off of his new album, run and get this one, "praise & blame," tom jones sings strange
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things. ♪ well you hear the people say they are in the holy way ♪ ♪ there are strange things happening every day ♪ ♪ on the last judgment day when they drive all the way ♪ ♪ there are strange things happening every day ♪ ♪ every day every day ♪ ♪ every day every day ♪ ♪ there are strange things happening every day ♪ ♪ every day every day ♪ ♪ every day there are strange things ♪ ♪ happening every day
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♪ if you want to view the crime you must draw your line ♪ ♪ there are strange things happening every day ♪ ♪ if you go right to the line you can live right all the time ♪ ♪ there are strange things happening every day ♪ ♪ every day every day ♪ ♪ every day every day ♪ ♪ there are strange things happening every day ♪ ♪ every day every day ♪ ♪ every day there are strange things ♪ ♪ happening every day ♪ yeah
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♪ ascends the holy light to adopt the center right ♪ ♪ there are strange things happening every day ♪ ♪ well, he gave the blind their sight ♪ ♪ when he pressed in with all his might ♪ ♪ there are strange things happening every day ♪ ♪ every day every day ♪ ♪ every day every day ♪ ♪ there are strange things happening every day ♪ ♪ every day every day ♪ ♪ every day, yeah there are strange things ♪ ♪ happening every day
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[ applause ] >> yeah.
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i haven't seen juju smile this big.
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>> and blush. >> and blush, in such a little time. >> i am telling everyone that i was kissed by tom jones. >> this is greating rave reviews. "praise & blame." i know you're all around the world. where are you heading off to? >> canada tomorrow. london after that. russia after that. and back to london. >> i'm getting tired just hearing about it. >> thank you for making time for us. >> we'll have stephen colbert here tomorrow. >> see you then. have a great day. now i can stop pain from any angle-- with no mess. (announcer) new icy hot spray. relief that's icy to dull pain, hot to relax it away. and no mess. new icy hot spray. don't mess around with pain. saving money. and like baseball people love their stats.
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♪ we have breaking news from cal state's east bay campus in hayward. fire officials say crews working on a construction project there broke a 3 inch gas line. it happened an hour ago. people left the campus where today is the first day of fall classes. no injuries or fire and pg&e is on the scene. we'll be following that story. let's check with mike and get cooler temperatures. >> about 5 to 10 degrees cooler than average today even with sunshine. that breeds -- breeze that will make it feel cooler. low to mid-70s. upper 40s in the north bay, low to mid-50s for the rest of us. 20 degrees warmer this weekend. >> mike, still jammed all the way through the maze for the bay bridge toll plaza because of an earlier problem. now, if you

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